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Remembering The Company That Brought Nashville Online

Aug. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt alumni Tim Moses, BS’92, Thomas Conner, BA’88, and Bill Butler, BE’91, brought the Internet to Nashville in 1993. Enjoy the story of Telalink, Nashville’s first Internet service provider, as told by Nashville Public Radio’s Blake Farmer.

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Vanderbilt to honor and recognize Reunion classes with two new awards

Aug. 12, 2013—Vanderbilt has created two new alumni awards—the Reunion Attendance Cup for the Reunion class with the highest percentage of alumni in attendance at Reunion and the Reunion Participation Cup for the class with the highest giving participation percentage. The awards will be presented during Vanderbilt’s Homecoming football game on October 5, 2013.

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Dick Aldrich Jr. ’75 is a citizen of the world, but he found a home when he came to Vanderbilt Law School

Aug. 5, 2013—Richard S. (Dick) Aldrich Jr. ’75 is a citizen of the world, but he found a home when he came to Vanderbilt Law School. The renowned international capital markets lawyer was born in New York, raised in New York, Rhode Island and Brazil, and then majored in Latin at Brown. After earning his undergraduate degree,...

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Predators help fight childhood cancer

Aug. 1, 2013—The Nashville Predators Foundation recently presented a $131,000 donation to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as part of the organization’s continued commitment to support cancer research.

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National Commodore Club sets all-time record for athletics annual giving

Aug. 1, 2013—The National Commodore Club challenged Commodore fans to be game changers. Commodore Nation responded and broke an NCC record by giving $3.72 million in unrestricted annual support.

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Aug. 14 open house set for ‘working person’s master’s program’ at Vanderbilt

Jul. 30, 2013—An open house is set for 6 p.m. Aug. 14 for anyone interested in Vanderbilt's master's curriculum designed for working adults, the MLAS Program.

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Music City Tennis Invitational holds serve for Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—The Music City Tennis Invitational celebrated its 40th anniversary recently with another banner year, raising $73,000 for the Center for Child Development at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

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Setting the tone Rick Dreiling’s lasting impression on Children’s Hospital

Jul. 18, 2013—There is no doubting the national profile of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, but at its core it is deeply tied to the community in which it operates. Balancing a national profile and local engagement is no small task, but as chair of the Children’s Hospital Board, Rick Dreiling, chief executive officer of...

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A Mother’s Mission

Jul. 17, 2013—Frustrated with school options for her son with autism, Helen Leonard, BS’91, created a school of her own. The light-filled classrooms of The Paragon School in Orlando, Fla., provide everything that this mother ever hoped for in an academic environment for her son. That’s because she created it.

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McGugin Center Training Room Renovations

Jul. 12, 2013—An upgraded Training Room within the McGugin Center will help keep all 325 Vanderbilt student-athletes in top competitive form by supporting injury prevention and recovery. At a projected 9,200 square feet, the new Training Room doubles our capacity to treat student-athletes effectively. The new space includes three hydrotherapy pools, modernized equipment, and increases in the...

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No Easy Road — Fifty years ago Vanderbilt’s first African American undergraduates paved the way for the thousands who have followed

Jul. 10, 2013—Nearly 50 years ago Robert J. Moore watched the countryside pass by his window during a long bus ride from Richmond, Va., to Nashville. As he traveled west, Moore wondered how he would be received as one of the first African American students to attend Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate schools. What he found was a challenging,...

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Jul. 10, 2013—Nelson Andrews III, BA’89, EMBA’95, grew up around the automobile business, but he didn’t see himself making it his career.

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